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Re: GPL linking question

On Sat, 28 Jul 2001, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2001 at 09:37:18AM -0700, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> > Let's be specific here. If the program can use multiple databases, one
> > of which is MySQL, then the distribution of that program can include
> > MySQL so long as MySQL itself is still distributed under the GPL
> > (meaning, source code is included or easily obtained). The sql-using
> > app itself does not have to be under the GPL. At least that's my
> > reading.
> Being specific: if the program is distributed with MySQL, such that
> by default it uses MySQL then we're definitely not talking about mere
> aggregation.

Let's say I made a Linux distribution with a web-based admin utility that
used a GPL web server and Mozilla as the default server and browser.  Does
that mean the whole distribution would need to be GPL (which would violate
the MPL)?  I wouldn't think so.


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